WINTER INTO SUMMER? It sounds like the title of a dramatic and slightly surreal novel, the kind of story that can swirl a reader through various places, spaces and times of the year, with a very high adventure as an enchanting end result. But sometimes a really big adventure, involving an unlikely winter-summer mix, can happen in the real world. And that’s exactly what could happen in the weeks to come as mammoth mountain pushes back its potential closing date from 2022 to June. The ski resort had previously announced it would be skipping Memorial Day weekend, but wintry word came on May 16 that Mammoth intends to extend the season again, keeping the fun of regrouping until late spring and maybe even summer.
“PERHAPS”… is the central word in this sentence, as no official closing date has yet been given. That means Mammoth could close on June 3 or 30, depending on conditions, so watching the destination’s social pages for announcements is ice cream, we mean. nice, idea. Total snowfall this season is 260″ and the summit currently has a base of 42″. Mammoth Mountain has stayed open in early August a few times, one of the only North American ski resorts to do so, so the final 2022 date remains a bit of a delightful mystery.
WHAT IS NOT A MYSTERY? That the Ski, bike and golf all in one day package, a Memorial Day weekend tradition, is back. Details on the “Sierra Triathlon”, which costs $149, can be found on the Mammoth Mountain website, along with resort details. summer savings (you will need to book before May 24), the Mammoth Yacht Club celebration and IKON 22/23 passes, which offer a few different options, depending on how often you intend to ski. But the question remains: will you be skiing in the summer this year? If the resort goes all the way through June and into June 21, a whimsical winter-summer mix could most certainly take place.